SOCCER CAMPS

PARTNER WITH US FOR A CAMP

Want to host a camp within your city/program?

Don’t have enough coaches to staff a camp?

THIS IS WHERE WE COME IN!!

We will partner with you and provide a camp for the kids in your area.

You supply the field and spread the word and we handle the rest.

As the President of Bethalto FC, I can say that our decision to partner exclusively with Elite FT for camps and training, ranks among the best decisions we have made to date. From a fledgling club of 40 kids, to a consistent 300-400 kids annually, Elite FT has been there to help train, educate, and guide us every step of the way. We started partnering for camps and had 100 kids. We have now added our Elite FT Summer Camp as part of our fees and will have 300-400 kids at camp this summer. Justin and his staff embody and define the standard that should be expected in sports training. We look forward to our future together and can’t thank them enough.

Shawn Long

President, Bethalto FC

FALL: BELLE CLAIR SOCCER CAMP

Our fall soccer camp is SAFE, educational and fun! It is for the beginning and recreational player looking to be a part of a small group, learn new skills, and play with friends. Sign up your child or sign up with friends and we will place them in the same group. Players will meet once a week for 25 minutes of footskills and then 25 minutes of a small-sided, safety-first scrimmages. All sessions will be coached by our Elite FT Coaches.

Belle Clair Fall Camp 2020 info:

  • PreK – 8th Grade
  • Meets Saturdays
  • Starts October 17, 2020
  • Camp is 5 weeks, ending November 14, 2020
  • We provide each player with a dri fit shirt
  • Boys & Girls, no experience necessary
  • Practices are 25 minutes, followed by a 25 minute scrimmage
  • Times are subject to change due to the number of campers registered

Location

  • Belle Clair Fields
  • 2842 Centreville Ave, Belleville, IL 62226

Pricing & Times

*Deadline to register is October 10.  Click HERE to register!

*Elite FT, Youth Fitness, and Adult Fitness members get 50% off all camps

 

fall: soccer camp at powerhaus
Our Fall Soccer Camp is SAFE, educational and fun! It is for the beginning and recreational player looking to be a part of a small group, learn new skills, and play with friends. Sign up your player or sign up with friends and we will place them in the same group. Players will practice once a week for practice and once a week for small-sided, safety-first scrimmages. All practices and games will be coached by our Elite FT Coaches.
 
Our Camp Director is Coach Dave Fernandez
  • Boys and girls, no experience necessary
  • All practices and scrimmage are held indoors at Powerhaus

AGES 2-3 WITH A PARENT

  • Once per week
  • 7 FUN practices
  • $105 (includes shirt) – choose Thursday OR Saturday
  • Can make up missed sessions on the other day
  • Off week – Nov 23-28 for Thanksgiving
    • Thursdays from 5:30-6:10pm
      • Oct 29; Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10, 17
    • Saturdays from 9:00-9:40am
      • Oct 31; Nov 7, 14, 21; Dec 5, 12, 19

PREK-12th GRADE

  • Twice per week – 1 practice, 1 scrimmage
  • Practices are Tuesdays and 50 minutes
  • Scrimmages are Saturday mornings and 2×20 minute halves
  • We provide each player with a jersey
  • Price is $190
  • Scores will be kept on the field but standings will not be posted
  • Our coaches will coach and referee the scrimmages
  • Practice Dates and Times 
    • Tuesdays – Oct 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17; Dec 1, 8, 15
    • PreK/Kind – 5:30-6:20pm
    • 1st/2nd – 6:20-7:10pm
    • 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th, High School – 7:10-8:00pm
  • Scrimmage Dates and Times
    • Saturdays – Oct 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21; Dec 5, 12, 19
    • Mornings from approximately 8:00am-1:00pm
    • Off week – Nov 23-28 for Thanksgiving

REGISTRATION

Registration closes October 6th

Please contact us if you have questions at info@eliteft.com or 618-972-1830.

*Elite FT, Youth Fitness, and Adult Fitness members get 50% off all camps

 

FALL: Friday Finishing & Footskills

Do you enjoy scoring goals? Dumb question, right? Are you getting enough practice shooting? Need to improve your footskills?

Our high level, specialized training program will be taught by Elite FT Directors and develop players’ footskills and finishing over an eight week period! Sessions will begin with players becoming more confident on the ball through various exercises for the first 10 to 15 minutes and then spend the majority of time improving their ability to finish on goal with proper technique and using both feet. Make-up opportunities are unlimited. Limited space is available.

Fall Friday Finishing & Footskills 2020 Camp Info:

  • Fridays- August 28 through October 16
  • Glen Carbon @ The Sports Academy- aRena Field
  • COED
  • 8 weeks
  • $175

Birth years: 2007 through 2012

FALL: COLUMBIA SOCCER CAMP

Our fall soccer camp is SAFE, educational and fun! It is for the beginning and recreational player looking to be a part of a small group, learn new skills, and play with friends.  Sign up your child or sign up with friends and we will place them in the same group.  Players will meet once a week for 25 minutes of footskills and then 25 minutes of a small-sided, safety-first scrimmages. All sessions will be coached by our Elite FT Coaches.

Columbia Fall Camp 2020 info:

  • Starts August 25
  • Camp is 6 weeks long
  • Ages 2-3 with a parent (40 minutes)
  • PreK-8th grade
  • Meets Tuesday nights at Oerter park
  • Each player is provided with a Dri Fit shirt
  • Boys & Girls, no experience necessary
  • Practices are 25 minutes, followed by a 25 minute scrimmage
  • Times are subject to change due to number of campers registered

Location

  • Oerter Park, Field #3
  • #1 Gall Rd, Columbia, IL 62236

Pricing & Times

*Deadline to register is August 18.  Click HERE to register!

*Elite FT, Youth Fitness, and Adult Fitness members get 50% off all camps

 

FALL: HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER CAMP

Our High School soccer camp is SAFE, competitive and challenging. It is for the high school player who is looking for additional training and scrimmages during this non-traditional fall season. Players will meet once a week for 30 minutes of Advanced Technical Training with Elite FT Directors and then 30 minutes of small-sided, safety-first scrimmages.

High School Fall Camp 2020 info:

  • Starts Monday, August 24 or Thursday August 27
  • Mondays and/or Thursdays
  • Camp is 6 weeks
  • Attend both days and save $10
  • Boys – Fr/So and Jr/Sr
  • Girls – Fr/So and Jr/Sr
  • We provide each player with a dri fit shirt
  • Location: O’Fallon Family Sports Park
  • Cost: $105 for 6 sessions (one day); $200 for 12 sessions (both days)
  • Time: 3:00-3:55pm or 4:00 – 4:55pm (only Boys Fr/So)

Mondays ONLY

Thursdays ONLY

BOTH days (Monday and Thursday)

*Deadline to register is August 21.  Click HERE to register!

*Elite FT, Youth Fitness, and Adult Fitness members get 50% off all camps

FALL: BELLE CLAIR SOCCER CAMP

Our fall soccer camp is SAFE, educational and fun! It is for the beginning and recreational player looking to be a part of a small group, learn new skills, and play with friends. Sign up your child or sign up with friends and we will place them in the same group. Players will meet once a week for 25 minutes of footskills and then 25 minutes of a small-sided, safety-first scrimmages. All sessions will be coached by our Elite FT Coaches.

Belle Clair Fall Camp 2020 info:

  • Kindergarten – 8th Grade
  • Meets Saturdays
  • Starts August 29, 2020
  • Camp is 5 weeks ending October 3, 2020
  • Please note, Saturday, September 5 there will be a day OFF due to Labor Day Weekend
  • We provide each player with a dri fit shirt
  • Boys & Girls, no experience necessary
  • Practices are 25 minutes, followed by a 25 minute scrimmage
  • Times are subject to change due to the number of campers registered

Location

  • Belle Clair Fields
  • 2842 Centreville Ave, Belleville, IL 62226

Pricing & Times

*Deadline to register is August 24.  Click HERE to register!

*Elite FT, Youth Fitness, and Adult Fitness members get 50% off all camps

 

FALL: GOALKEEPING ACADEMY

Our Goalkeeper coaches provide developmental training for both the mental and physical aspects of the goalkeeper position. You will learn proper fundamentals of getting set, diving correctly, developing softer hands, punting the ball, becoming quicker and proper footwork. Tactically, we teach positional awareness and help keepers realize the confidence to challenge breakaways.  Goalkeeper camp is appropriate for ages 8-14.

Current GK Camps

KIXX United GK Training

  • 2009 – 2012
    • 5:30-6:25pm
    • Focuses on the proper fundamentals of getting set, diving correctly, developing softer hands and punting the ball. An introduction to tactical awareness
    • REGISTER HERE
  • 2008 and older
    • 6:30-7:25pm
    • Continues to improve fundamentals but focuses on the tactics of positional awareness and the confidence and proper way to challenge a breakaway.
    • REGISTER HERE

FREE to KiXX Goalkeepers

REGISTER BY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

WINTER: HOLIDAY CAMP

Join us for our 11th Annual Holiday Camp! This camp can be described in 2 words: FUN SOCCER! Our Holiday Camp is our most popular camp for a reason: we have FUN…ALL DAY! We will be offering it in Glen Carbon at The Sports Academy!

Where: The Sports Academy
When: December 26, 27 and 30 (Thurs, Fri, Mon)
What time: 9am-4pm
How much:

  • 1 day: $75
  • 2 days: $120
  • 3 days: $150

Check out our activities:

  • Soccer Skill Games and Scrimmages
  • Bosco’s 4th Birthday Party Celebration
  • Goalkeeper Training
  • Camp Shirt (Pick-up early and wrap for Christmas!)
  • Gift Exchange
  • Elite FT’s Got Talent Competition
  • Free Early Drop off and Late Pick-Up (8:00 AM – 9:00 AM; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
  • Free Lunch Every Day (Meal from the Facility, Pizza Day and Jimmy John’s Day)

SUMMER: AGES 3-4, BOSCO'S BUDDIES

Our soccer Ages 3-4 summer camps focuses on FUN activities with the ball and will introduce small-sided, non-competitive soccer games (scrimmages), and fun fitness activities. Our 60 minutes camp will deliver a structured, enjoyable approach to soccer. Experienced coaches employ fun games designed to encourage good sportsmanship, touches on the ball, goal scoring and cooperation.

Pricing

  • Morning/evening camp, $70
  • Active members receive 50% off all camps. Learn more here about becoming a member

Morning/Evening Camps – bring a ball, drink and wear sunscreen

 

  • Columbia @ Oerter Park, July 20-23, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Fairview Heights @ Holy Trinity, July 6-9, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Highland @ Glik Park, August 3-6, 9:30-10:30am
  • O’Fallon @ O’Fallon Sports Park, July 6-9, 8:30-9:30am

SUMMER: AGES 5-14

Our summer camps focus on specific topics and also include a fitness station at all camps. We offer morning, evening and all day camps. If your organization would like to partner with us for a camp, please contact info@eliteft.com.

Pricing

  • $225 full day camp, $135 half day camp
  • Morning/evening camp, $125
  • Active members receive 50% off all camps. Learn more here about becoming a member

All Day Camp – free childcare from 8:00-9:00am and 4:00-5:00pm. Camp is 9:00am-4:00pm. Free lunch on Thursday, bring snacks and lunch on other days. 2 day, morning or afternoon option is available.  See camp descriptions below

  • Glen Carbon @ The Sports Academy, July 27-30 – Total Soccer –    ALL DAY          HALF OR 2-DAY

Half Day Camp – Early drop off and free childcare from 8:00am – 9:00am.  Camp is 9:00am-12:00pm.

  • O’Fallon @ Sports Park, July 20-23 – FUN Soccer –   HALF DAY – MORNING ONLY

Morning/Evening Camps – bring a ball, drink, and wear sunscreen

  • Alton @ Gordon Moore, July 13-16, 9:00-11:00am – FUN Soccer
  • Carlinville @ Loveless Park, Aug 3-6, 6:00-8:00pm – Deceptive Dribbling
  • Clinton County @ Breese Soccer Park, July 20-23, 9:00-11:00am – Deceptive Dribbling
  • Columbia @ Oerter Park, July 20-23, 6:00-8:00pm – FUN Soccer
  • Edwardsville @ New Plummer Family Park, July 13-16, 6:00-8:00pm- Deceptive Dribbling
  • Edwardsville @ New Plummer Family Park, July 6-9, 9:00-11:00am- Ball Mastery
  • Fairview Heights @ Holy Trinity, Dates July 6-9, 6:00-8:00pm – Total Soccer
  • Granite City @ Worthen Park Football field, August 3-6, 9:00 – 11:00am
  • Highland @ Glik Park, August 3-6, 9:00-11:00am – FUN Soccer
  • Millstadt @ Millstadt Village Park, July 13-16, 9:00-11:00am – FUN Soccer
  • O’Fallon Camp @  O’Fallon Sports Park, July 6-9, 8:00-10:00am – Ball Mastery

Training Topics

  • Ball Mastery – thousands of touches with all parts of both feet in tight space
  • Deceptive Dribbling – learning the art of using moves to beat players off the dribble
  • Finishing –  learning proper ball striking technique with BOTH feet, scoring goals off the dribble, one touch, in the air and more
  • Street Soccer – small sided games with many variations such as 3-4 goal games, hockey style goals, backwards goals and more
  • Total Soccer – each day is fully focused on one topic above
  • FUN Soccer – building a passion for the game through FUN activities and games with the ball
  • 3v3 Camp – teaching 3v3 tactics to teams and indviduals. Teams who register will train together all week with a designated Elite FT Coach. You can register individually or request to be placed with friends

 

SUMMER: AGES 8-14, GOALKEEPING ACADEMY

Our Goalkeeper coaches provide developmental training for both the mental and physical aspects of the goalkeeper position. You will learn proper fundamentals of getting set, diving correctly, developing softer hands, punting the ball, becoming quicker and proper footwork. Tactically, we teach positional awareness and help keepers realize the confidence to challenge breakaways.  Goalkeeper camp is appropriate for ages 8-14.

Pricing

  • $225 full day camp, $135 half day camp
  • Morning/evening camp, $125
  • Active members receive 50% off all camps. Learn more here about becoming a member
  • All Day Camps – free childcare from 8:00-9:00am and 4:00-5:00pm. Camp is 9:00am-4:00pm. Free lunch on Thursday, bring snacks and lunch on other days. 2 day, morning or afternoon option is available.
  • Glen Carbon @ The Sports Academy, July 27-30 –    ALL DAY          HALF OR 2-DAY

Half Day Camp – Early drop off and free childcare from 8:00am – 9:00am.  Camp is 9:00am-12:00pm.

  • O’Fallon @ Family Sports Park, July 20-23 –    HALF DAY – MORNING ONLY

Morning/Evening Camps – bring a ball, drink and wear sunscreen

 

  • Carlinville @ Loveless Park, Aug 3-6, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Edwardsville @ NEW Plumber Family Park, July 13-16, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Fairview Heights @ Holy Trinity, July 6-9, 6:00-8:00pm
  • O’Fallon @ O’Fallon Sports Park, July 6-9, 8:00-10:00am

SUMMER: HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE

Our summer camps focus on specific topics and also include a fitness station at all camps. If your team would like to partner with us for a camp, please contact info@eliteft.com.

Pricing

  • $225 full day camp, $135 half day camp
  • Morning/evening camp, $125
  • Active members receive 50% off all camps. Learn more here about becoming a member
  • Advanced Technical Training
  • Granite City @ Coolidge Jr. High, Dates TBD, 9:00-11:00am – Deceptive Dribbling and 2 Foot Tackle
  • Highland @ Glik Park, August 3-6, 9:00-11:00am – PreSeason

Training Topics

  • PreSeason – we offer these programs weekly throughout the summer or for 1 week right before season to get your players physically and mentally prepared for your season. Let us be the bad guys!
  • Deceptive Dribbling and 2 Foot Tackle – learning the art of using moves to beat players off the dribble and the 2 Foot Tackle
  • Advanced Technical Training – challenging the players with footwork that they’ve never seen before to improve overall skills
  • Team Positional Camp – we will help your team improve as a whole with defensive and/or offensive team shape
  • First Touch and Possession – improving overall ability to keep the ball and penetrate with possession
  • Street Soccer – small sided games with many variations such as 3-4 goal games, hockey style goals, backwards goals and more
  • Finishing –  proper striking technique, scoring goals off the dribble, one touch, in the air and more
  • Total Soccer – choose any of the 4 topics above and each day is fully focused on one topic

WINTER: ADVANCED TECHNICAL TRAINING

Created by Elite FT owner Justin McMillian and Director Josh Boyd, our Advanced Technical Training Program is offered this winter 4 nights a week. These classes are guaranteed to challenge your footskills, fitness level and ability to solve pressure situations with the ball.
This program is ONLY open to and appropriate for players in high school, college and those aspiring to play professionally. We will reserve the right to allow 2007 players on a case by case basis. Please submit a request via email for an approval of a 2007 age year athlete.

Class Times/Days by Location:

Mondays and Thursdays

  • Fairview Heights- The REC Complex (on basketball court, wear flats)
  • 7:30-8:25pm

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

  • Glen Carbon- The Sports Academy (on turf, wear cleats)
  • 7:30-8:25pm

COACHES

  • Guest Coaches – David Cole (EFT Director), Sam Fink (captain of STLFC), Chris Duvall (Oklahoma City Energy), Dererk Burton (SIUE Women’s Head Coach), Tim Strange (McKendree Women’s Head Coach), Scott Gyllenborg (McKendree Men’s Head Soccer Coach), Cale Wassermann (SIUE Men’s Head Soccer Coach), Adam Knight (McKendree Men’s Assistant Coach)

Class Pricing:

8 Classes: $184

4 Classes: $96

Drop in: $25

Click here to select and purchase classes

 

POLICIES

CANCELLATION POLICIES

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frequently asked questions

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?

  • Your child should wear comfortable/athletic-type clothing so they can move freely
  • Shin guards are highly recommended for ages 4+, Ages 2-3 do not have to have shin guards
  • Outdoor shoes are recommended on the turf; Molded plastic cleats/studs will work best for traction and enhance your experience.
  • Tennis shoes are ok for younger children.
  • NO metal cleats or studs allowed.

WHAT TRAINING DO YOUR COACHES RECEIVE?

  • To ensure the best experience for our program participants, staff training is our top priority
  • Our ongoing staff education program is called The Elite Way! This program is designed to ensure our entire staff is engaged in identical training methods and philosophies
  • Our program creates a training style similar to the KNVB (coach’s education program in Holland).
  • All coaches teach the same style, so regardless of which trainer is on the field, they are teaching The Elite Way!

WHAT IS YOUR POLICY REGARDING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?

  • Children with special needs are always welcomed in our program. as long as we are equipped to assist them accordingly.
  • Please contact your our Administrative Director for more information, info@eliteft.com.

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